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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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Can a shoulder injury cause your hands to tingle?

Can a shoulder injury cause your hands to tingle?

Sometimes often neck: You need to be evaluated for a neck problem or nerve irritation syndrome in your neck or possibly a nerve irritation at your wrist. Shoulder injuries that injure the brachial plexus can cause hand tingling as well. ...Read more

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Can a hand sprain cause pain to shoot up your arm?

Can a hand sprain cause pain to shoot up your arm?

Yes: A hand sprain can cause pain up the arm if the muscles that control the wrist are involved with the injury. The muscles that control the wrist originate at the elbow. However, pain that shoots up the arm can be a sign of other conditions such as fracture, so it is important to consult your physician. ...Read more

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Can a thumb injury lead to numbness in your upper arm?

Can a thumb injury lead to numbness in your upper arm?

No: Numbness in the upper arm is not related to your injury, it is most likely from a pinched nerve in the neck. I would recommend you see an orthopedic surgeon or a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can a sunburn cause your ankle to swell?

Can a sunburn cause your ankle to swell?

Yes: If the burn is bad enough it can cause swelling just like any other kind of burn. ...Read more

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Can athletes foot cause a pinky toe to swell up and cause pain half way up a foot to the point of intense pain and unable to walk?

Can athletes foot cause a pinky toe to swell up and cause pain half way up a foot to the point of intense pain and unable to walk?

This does not sound: like athlete's foot. Athlete's foot is a fungal infection, which causes a red, itchy and possibly slightly painful rash, but does not cause the kind of pain and swelling you are describing. Please see your doctor to get properly evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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Could a bite on wrist cause hand to swell between thumb & forefinger?

Could a bite on wrist cause hand to swell between thumb & forefinger?

Yes: A bite on the wrist can cause some swelling into the fingers as well as up the arm. If you are not sure that this is a simple mosquito bite and the swelling is getting worse, it could be an infection. Get it checked out. ...Read more

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Can a finger infection make your arm hurt?

Can a finger infection make your arm hurt?

Possibly: Is this infection being medically treated? If not please seek medical care now. ...Read more

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Can having a trigger finger cause other fingers at the base to swell due to inflammation in the palm.

Trigger finger: Yes. It is not uncommon for the adjacent digits to certainly be tender and even sometimes visibly swollen. If it involves both hands or more than just the adjacent digits i would also consider an inflammatory arthritis potentially contributing. ...Read more

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Could tennis elbow cause your fingers to swell?

Could tennis elbow cause your fingers to swell?

No: Fingers will not swell as a direct result of tennis elbow. However if the pain on the elbow stops you from using your hand they may get stiff and swollen. So if you have tennis elbow make sure to keep all parts of your arm and hand moving. ...Read more

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Why do muscles swell after a minor or a major hand fracture?

Why do muscles swell after a minor or a major hand fracture?

Bleeding: Bone actually bleed when injured! so bleeding will cause swelling. Also, injured parts leak water. That's called "edema". ...Read more

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Third finger of left hand is a "trigger" finger when arthritis acts up. Now I'm having weakness in hand. Could it be related to a receshoulder injury?

Third finger of left hand is a "trigger" finger when arthritis acts up. Now I'm having weakness in hand. Could it be related to a receshoulder injury?

Probably not: Trigger fingers are common problems for many people. If this continues all of the time, you can get an injection that will take care of the problem and rarely a small surgery. The weakness is likely a result of the arthritis or carpal tunnel or cubital tunnel syndrome. I recommend you see a hand surgeon to have an evaluation and get some of these issues addressed. ...Read more

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Can a person get corporal tunnel in their shoulder and if so can it cause the upper arm to swell?

Can a person get corporal tunnel in their shoulder and if so can it cause the upper arm to swell?

NO: Assuming you mean CARPAL Tunnel, that is from the median nerve being entrapped and inflamed as it goes through the carpal bones (which form a tunnel) in the wrist. Upper arm swelling and shoulder pains may be caused by another issue, so get it evaluated by Doc. best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Can swollen elbow or wrist joints cause restricted blood flow to the hands?

Can swollen elbow or wrist joints cause restricted blood flow to the hands?

Typically not: Swollen joints do not typically restrict blood flow to areas beyond the swollen joint. However, symptoms of nerves being "pinched" are typical. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of swelling in my hand due to a broken elbow and broken ulna? The swelling is pretty bad.

How can I get rid of swelling in my hand due to a broken elbow and broken ulna? The swelling is pretty bad.

Elevate/evaluation: If the swelling is painful, or if your hand is cold, pale, or numb, you need to be evaluated promptly. If your arm is in a cast, it's possible the cast was placed too tightly and is cutting off venous blood flow. If there is no pain, pallor, or numbness, then keeping your hand elevated above the level of your heart will help reduce the swelling. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more


Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more